Escape to your very own private desert island this month with our Hot & Tropical garden special. It’s filled with 24 pages of gorgeous jungle gardens to inspire you, exotic but hardy planting ideas and expert advice for how to look after these handsome plants over winter. We also take a closer look at red hot pokers – ideal for rocket flowers in traffic light colours, and the fascinating carnivorous plants that bite back – demolishing house flies in an instant! PLUS all your favourites – gourmet grower, garden wildlife, weed it or feed it, pest proof plants and MORE.
Coastal Special! Walk the wonders of our shores this summer, starring Pembrokeshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Highlands, Northumberland, Suffolk and many more!
Be a seashore detective – identify strange natural marvels; A fresh beach feast – three easy, delicious recipes; The secret life of seals – enter a hidden world beneath the waves; 25 Pirate places – explore their secret caves, coves and inns
‘Skinny dipping and oysters’ – Neil Oliver on Coasts TV return
Plus 60 pages of ideas for the perfect Summer & afree poster – your ID guide to British Coastal birds.
2 Free Gifts! Cute Sheep Knit Kit plus Colourblock designs booklet! Make a mini keyring and fridge magnet with the Sheepish knit kit – includes grey yarn, white yarn, 1 keyring, i magnet and 4 plastic eyes!
Our new patterns in issue 148 include a vintage-style lace vest, slash-neck jumper and on-trend nautical top.
Plus get ready for trips to the beach with our travel essentials: a yummy ice cream motif tote bag, a neck rest, and earphone case.
You can also read our reviews of beautiful British yarns and double-pointed needles. And don’t miss Alan Dart’s latest creation, an ink-credible sailor octopus!
We love touring motorhome-friendly France, and we know that many of you do too! So our new August issue shares nine wonderful tours by ourselves and Practical Motorhome’s Reader Team. If you’re looking for somewhere new to visit in your ’van, don’t miss our 40-page France Special!
Plus – Van reviews: Full road tests of the Swift Bolero 744PR & Auto-Sleeper Corinium FB; Easy DIY – make an electric motor step protector, replace your van’s windows; Full timing – how to live the dream! And much more